Marty Grohman Launches Campaign for Congress

"Our nation faces enormous challenges, but Washington is too entrenched in party gridlock to effectively address them," said Grohman. "Government should not just lurch from crisis to crisis.  The partisan fighting is exhausting for the public. We need a new approach. We need our elected officials to come out of their partisan corners, sit down together, and work out real solutions. That’s why I’m running for Congress."

 

MARTY GROHMAN LAUNCHES INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS

Biddeford businessman vows to "fix not fight" as U.S. Representative for Maine's 1st Congressional District


BIDDEFORD - Marty Grohman, a businessman and Independent second-term state legislator, today launched his campaign to represent Maine's 1st Congressional District.

"Our nation faces enormous challenges, but Washington is too entrenched in party gridlock to effectively address them," said Grohman. "Government should not just lurch from crisis to crisis.  The partisan fighting is exhausting for the public. We need a new approach. We need our elected officials to come out of their partisan corners, sit down together, and work out real solutions. That’s why I’m running for Congress."

“We need a government that works to solve the problems that are too big for any one individual to tackle. Mainers face all kinds of stress in their everyday lives, from health care costs and property taxes, to opioid addiction and inadequate Social Security.   When I take my kids to the bus stop, and talk with my neighbors, they aren't concerned about the future of political parties. They're concerned about the future of their families and their communities."

Grohman currently serves as State Representative for House District 12, Biddeford, and is a strong pro-business advocate for veterans' groups and addiction recovery programs. He is a two-time American Legion Legislator of the Year, an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and won the 2016 President's Award from Maine Sheriff's Association. In 2017, he was named the Retail Association of Maine's Legislator of the Year, and was ranked the most bipartisan member of the Maine Legislature.

"Voters are frustrated. They can see that nothing is getting done. Instead of seeing solutions, they see gridlock, disrespect, partisan attacks, and grandstanding. Government is doing the absolute bare minimum and not taking on the big problems. We need representatives who can cross the partisan divide," continued Grohman. "My bipartisan approach to issues resulted in real solutions in the Maine Legislature. I can bring that same approach to the U.S. House of Representatives. "

Grohman grew up on a working farm in the western Maine town of Carthage. He went through Dirigo schools until he received a scholarship as a day student from Gould Academy, and went on to earn his degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After working several years in the plastics industry, he pioneered a composite decking material and launched a successful building materials company in Biddeford.  The company went on to employ 75 people and gross $30 million in sales. After selling the company Grohman became Executive Director of Sustainability for GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, where he initiated a series of first-in-the-nation sustainability practices for the building materials industry.

"I believe the needs of Maine's First District have to come before the needs of the national political parties," continued Grohman. "As Congressman, I'll help change the way business is done in Washington. My focus will be to fix, not fight. We can solve the big problems if we stop the name-calling, roll up our sleeves, and work together. Over the next six months, I will work hard to earn the support of voters who want to meet in the middle and get things done.”  

Rep. Grohman and his wife Amy and two children live in Biddeford, where they are members of Union Church.

For more information, visit MartyGrohman.com.

 

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